Tag Archives: Iran

Iran Nuclear Deal: The Public Opinion Hurdles Ahead

Polls in Iran and US underscore the mutual popular mistrust that could scuttle a final agreement.

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10 Things to Know About the GOP’s ‘Iran Letter’ Sponsor

How much do you know about the political vision of Senator Tom Cotton, who joined 46 of his Republican colleagues by signing an “informative” letter to Iran, saying that a nuclear deal would not last because the next president could reverse it? Here are ten facts about his political beliefs.

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The Big Omission in Netanyahu’s Address to Congress

Even though the Israeli Prime Minister slammed the emerging nuclear deal with Iran, he failed to offer any alternatives for ensuring that Tehran does not obtain nuclear weapons.

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India’s Relations with Iran, Israel

India seems to have got the balancing act right in furthering bilateral relations with both Iran and Israel simultaneously. Both the countries hold a lot of strategic importance for India, economically and geopolitically, and with both nations willing to do business it is up to India to take these relations even further.

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The US Congress, Israel and the Middle East

Congress's embrace of Israel may result in the scuttling of the nuclear negotiations and worsening relations with Iran that could result in widening turmoil, war and terrorism throughout the Middle East, including the strategic Persian Gulf, especially Afghanistan, in addition to Central Asia.

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China, India, and Sri Lanka’s Change of Guard

Sri Lanka’s surprising election result will have complex effects on the India-China-Sri Lanka strategic triangle.

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Oil Prices: Will the Gulf States Run Out of Power?

How vulnerable are the Gulf economies to low oil prices and how will they cope if the current slump continues?

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Saudi Arabia Using Oil as Weapon

With ongoing proxy wars in Syria and Iraq, Saudi Arabia risks instigating an oil war with Russia and Iran -- a war that the kingdom can perhaps win in the short term. But like sectarian conflict, Saudi actions threaten to spark a conflagration that can spin out of everyone's control.

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Reconnecting Afghanistan

Afghanistan has finally found its “man of destiny” in Ashraf Ghani. How long before some leader in Pakistan rises above self, selfishness and greed for the sake of the country?

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Oil Prices Fall as Economics Trumps Geopolitics

With drop in oil prices, US may be able to wield an “oil weapon” directly rather than using Saudis as surrogates. The economic impacts of the oil price slump on the global macro-economy are multiple, complex and conflicting.

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